|Date Posted:||Friday, August 21st, 2015|
|Job Location:||Chicago, IL|
|Required Skills:||C++, Linux|
Company is located in Chicago, IL is a leading proprietary trading firm dedicated to cutting edge technology accessing markets across the globe. Our fast-paced environment provides employees with much opportunity for international exposure and career satisfaction.
Fostering a dynamic culture for innovation and growth, employees can expect to be both challenged and rewarded based upon merit. We offer a comfortable work environment, an excellent team, and a competitive total rewards package. Join our team of proactive, savvy professionals leading the firm toward future success and expansion.
We are currently seeking ambitious Software Developer/Engineering professionals looking for a challenging opportunity to be an integral part in creating proprietary trading solutions. The Software Engineering team is responsible for developing execution software, trading algorithms, and latency optimization for the firm. Our culture encourages ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit, creative thinking and the development of business leaders at every level.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Develops software solutions by analyzing needs, conferring with users, studying systems flow/work processes, and investigating problem areas;
Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming;
Determines operational feasibility through analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions;
Demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code;
Obtains and licenses software by coordinating with vendors; recommending purchases; testing and approving products;
Maintains job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment.
50.1% owned by FXCM and 49.9% owned by lucid markets.
The Software Development team creates trading tools, for the operation of a high-performance system, deployed in financial marketplaces around the world. The development role focuses on the design of our order management protocol, managing internal message processing as well as connectivity to external trading destinations.
C++ programming in particular "Simple C++"
Exceptional programming skills.
An obsession with building quality software and keen to innovate.
Strong knowledge of computer architecture, caching, memory hierarchies, data flow and software optimization.
Extensive experience developing in a Linux environment.
Zero to 6 years of experience, we have the team to train
We would love to hear about a specific problem you solved with code.
We are seeking for critical thinkers who are passionate about technology.
Experience in distributed and/or highly concurrent systems is a plus.
Experience in low-latency systems is a plus.
Interest in trading and financial markets.
Entrepreneurial desire to succeed.